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alleviate

(v-w/an object) to make easier; lessen

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blandishment

(n.) an action or speech that tends to flatter

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blighted

(adj.) anything that prevents growth or prosperity; deteriorated

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clandestine

(adj.) done in private or concealment

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discern

(v-w/an object) to recognize; to distinguish

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fallacious

(adj.) misleading; disappointing

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gratuitous

(adj.) given; free, voluntary

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gregarious

(adj.) sociable

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haggard

(adj.) having a wasted, exhausted appearance; suffering; wild

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imminent

(adj.) likely to occur at any moment

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jingoism

(n.) the spirit, policy, or practice of professing patriotism

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laud

(v.) to praise

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morbid

(adj.) suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude

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pensive

(ad.) dreamily or wistfully thoughtful

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pragmatic

(adj.) of or pertaining to a practical point

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rampant

(adj.) violent in action or spirit; furious

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requisite

(adj.) required or necessary for a particular purpose

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sinister

(adj.) threatening or portending evil

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verbose

(adj.) wordy

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vindicate

(adj.) to clear suspicion